Archives Storage, Special Collections Research Center, U of Chicago Library

Archives Awareness

Learn more about what archives are, where you can find them, and how you can use them!


Legacy Management Resource Portal

Your collections are treasures, a piece of history. Check out our new Legacy Management Resource Portal! Learn more about personal and organizational archiving or donating collections to a repository with our Guide to Managing Your Archives and Guide to Donating Archival Material. Both links can be found at the bottom of the page.

Protest - Infollectuals

Protest in the Archives

A resource and living document that affirms the BMRC's support for Black lives, Black stories and Black collections, while contextualizing protests against police brutality and racial oppression within the archives and collections world.  The articles, blog posts, organizations and videos featured as resources take up the following questions:  How is protest against racism documented in the archives?  Why do archivists, activists and others document protests for racial justice?  What are the ethics involved in documenting protest?  This resource also includes links to archival collections in Chicago that document protest movements for racial justice.


Jobs and Opportunities

Visit this page for links to job postings and other opportunities for those seeking to advance their career in the field of archives at the BMRC, our member institutions, and other institutions.



The BMRC hosts workshops for our members and the public on community engagement, collection diversification, and other topics related to archives and legacy management. To learn more about our offerings, click on Workshops.

Archives Storage, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

More Collections

We've gathered a dynamic list of curated collections information, online exhibits, and digital materials to enhance your search and study of Black experiences through history.